Life-Work Balance: A Roper-Logan-Tierney Model of Nursing Perspective

The scarcity of the nursologist workforce, coupled with the huge challenges of the current pandemic have underscored the need for care of ourselves as we live in a time of personal, professional, and political uncertainty about what will happen to each of us and our significant others and when whatever will happen will occur. We … Continue reading Life-Work Balance: A Roper-Logan-Tierney Model of Nursing Perspective

Nursology.net: What’s in it for Nursing Students?

Image description: Light-skinned human-being wearing a red button-up shirt holding up a question mark on paper over their face. As a doctoral student, the first time I was introduced to the concept or idea of Nursology was during my first year in my nursing philosophy and theory course with Dr. Pamela Reed. Prior to Dr. … Continue reading Nursology.net: What’s in it for Nursing Students?

Tribute to Helen Lugina as a Model for Mentorship

In this blog, I reflect on the importance of nursing mentorship. I credit the many mentors along the way such as nurse educators, clinicians, scientists and leaders, who lifted me up from my own untapped potential.  In particular, I remember the Guardian of the Discipline recognized last week on this blog, the late Dr Helen … Continue reading Tribute to Helen Lugina as a Model for Mentorship

Bringing Theory To Life

Guest Contributor - Erin C. Stratton, PhD, RN When I was young, becoming a nurse was not something I had ever considered. By happy chance, during college while reading a friend’s Fundamentals of Nursing book, I came to the realization that being a nurse combined three of my favorite subjects: science, math, and people. I … Continue reading Bringing Theory To Life

VISCERAL NURSOLOGY

Contributor: Ellen E. Swanson, MA, RN, BSN, PHN, HNB-BC (Retired) Source https://www.ahna.org/ Recently I had a professional practice story published in the American Holistic Nurses Association journal, “Beginnings”. Several responses to the story motivated me to think about the potential use of professional practice stories in nursing education. I shared with a local nursing professor … Continue reading VISCERAL NURSOLOGY

Structure and Design as an Expression of Nursing’s Ontology

“When I walk in the door of the College of Nursing building I feel different.  There is something deeply peaceful about this place.” “I can’t put my finger on it, but when I’m here I can think, feel, and connect to myself…I’m present ”. “It’s not like any other building on campus. It’s about studying … Continue reading Structure and Design as an Expression of Nursing’s Ontology

The Nursology Initiative in the Philippines

Contributor: Rudolf Cymorr Kirby P. Martinez, Ph.D. Philippine Children's Medical Center (PCMC) is the largest and the national referral center for pediatric cases in the Philippines. I started my professional journey here as a staff nurse after I finished my MA in nursing, and soon after, I completed my Ph.D. I transitioned to academia. After … Continue reading The Nursology Initiative in the Philippines

Nursology and the Bold Future of Nursing

Recently I was invited to give a presentation for faculty and students at the M. Louise Fitzpatrick College of Nursing at Villanova University, based on my keynote address at the March 2019 conference "Nursing Theory: A Fifty Year Perspective, Past, Present and Future." Download the text of that speech here. True to the lifeways of … Continue reading Nursology and the Bold Future of Nursing

Guest post: Aesthetic Knowing: A Transformative Encounter

Contributor: Bibiane Dimanche Sykes Knowing is an elusive concept. It is fluid, and it is internal to the knower (Chinn & Kramer, 2018). Carper (1978) identified four fundamental patterns of knowing for an understanding of the conceptual structure of nursing knowledge. The four patterns are classified logically to elucidate aspects of empirics, personal knowledge, ethics … Continue reading Guest post: Aesthetic Knowing: A Transformative Encounter

Virtual Nursing Theory Week – A Landmark Success!

Q - How on earth can we have a dynamic theory conference with 70 breakout sessions - on Zoom? A - We are nurses -- we will find a way! And find a way we did! Thanks to the amazing leadership and expert organizing skills of Leslie Nicoll (Editor of CIN: Computers Informatics Nursing), we … Continue reading Virtual Nursing Theory Week – A Landmark Success!